As many of you already know in just a few short days from now I will be participating in a major 2-day cycling event called The Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

In just a week from today I will be cycling over 200 kilometers along the Majestic Canadian Rockies, with thousands of other Riders. All of the proceeds from this event will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation which is one of the top 5 cancer research hospitals in the world that is devoted to cancer research and care. The work they’re doing is really cutting-edge and I am proud to have them here in Canada.

I really need your help. I have agreed to raise at least $2,500, but I’ve set my personal goal to $5,000 (Go big or go home right!). Right now I have raised $2,000 towards that $5,000 and for those of you who know me, know that this is not good enough.

So here’s where you come in, because I need your help right now to get to my goal. I have less than a week to reach my goal. Could you please consider making a donation of $100, $50, $25 or even $10? What ever it is that you can afford. Hell I’ll take $1,000 if you can afford it! What ever you can do I would appreciate!

Use this link: http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/chadweir

Go visit my fundraising page, click on the green button that says “Sponsor Chad Weir” and take the couple of minutes to help me support those people who really need it.

Please keep in mind the time (and pain) commitment I’m making to end this heartbreaking disease and the personal efforts I’ll have to make to accomplish this. When I say “heartbreaking,” here’s what I mean: according to the National Cancer Institute of Canada, over 153,100 new cases of cancer and 70,400 deaths from cancer were estimated to occur in 2006. Men outnumber women for new cases by 5% and mortality by 11%.

That’s why I’m riding. To do something BIG about cancer. I hope that you’ll share this incredible adventure with me by supporting me in my fundraising efforts.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity!

Sincerely,

Chad Weir

http://www.conquercancer.ca/goto/chadweir